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Girls Swimming Shines at Champs

Penn Charter's girls swimming team traveled to Episcopal Academy Tuesday for the Inter-Ac League championships and the 100 butterfly event provided goose bumps the size of golf balls.

Ninth graders – repeat, ninth graders – Gabby Lopez-Ona and Sabrina Shaffer finished first and second, clocking respective times of 59.78 and 1:00.83. Gabby entered the event as the second seed.

In other individual events, Marissa Lopez-Ona, likewise a freshman, claimed third in the 100 breaststroke at 1:10.22 and junior Madison Freeland placed fifth in the 100 freestyle at 56.55.

The 200 freestyle relay took fourth (1:47.40) thanks to Gabby, Marissa, junior Greer Guyer and Sabrina. The 400 freestyle relay also took fourth (3:46.28) thanks to Gabby, Madison, soph Annika Murray and Sabrina.

The other relay placed fifth: 200 medley, 1:57.33, Annika, Marissa, soph Ayana Opong, Madison.

There was no team scoring for the Inter-Ac champs event.

In basketball, the girls topped Agnes Irwin, 45-36, and the boys lost to Haverford School, 70-50.

Senior Lexi Hnatkowsky (15 points) topped the girls and Mary Jane McGlinchey, a popular deep sub, caused excitement by scoring four points. Only junior Mason Williams (11, three treys in second quarter) reached double digits for the guys.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday February, 8, 2017 at 08:27AM

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  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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